Delegation of the Gazprom International visits Sri Lanka
On August 14 – 17, 2011 a delegation of the "Gazprom International", headed by its Managing Director V.Gulev visited Colombo. The delegation and H.E. Mr. Vladimir P. Mikhaylov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation, were received by H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka. They also held meetings with Hon. Prof. G.L.Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, Hon. Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Petroleum Industries, Hon. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development, and Mr. Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Governor of the Central Bank. During the separate talks the perspectives of the Russia-Sri Lanka cooperation in oil and gas sphere, in particular the possibility of the "Gazprom International" participation in hydrocarbon exploration on the island shelf, were discussed.